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Pre-recorded discharge instructions improve outcomes for heart-failure patients


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Reuters Health - 19/11/2020 - Sending heart-failure patients home from the hospital with pre-recorded audio messages offering support and guidance can help improve their outcomes, according to a new study. MyROAD - short for My Recorded On-demand Audio Discharge instructions - is a re-playable audio card that includes heart-failure-specific information about diet, physical activity, medication and self-monitoring. MyROAD contains "consistent, actionable messages related to heart-failure self-care that can be replayed and shared with family members, and this combination may help patients adjust to the transition from hospital to home," Dr. Nancy Albert of the Kaufman Center for Heart Failure at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic said in a presentation at the American Heart Association (AHA) virtual annual meeting. "Heart failure is a complex condition. When patients are in the hospital, doctors, nurses, care managers and other healthcare professionals meet with patients ...


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